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    how long?

    South Texas, 100dgs around the corner.
    how long do I need to run the pool? I don't know the pump capacity, just guessing a standard pump.
    20000gl in-ground. also does it matter to run at night and not in the heat of the day or No?
    Michael
    20000 gal
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    single speed pump
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    Re: how long?

    Most people run their pump more than they need to. I would start with 4 hours and adjust up from there if you think you need it, depends on a lot of factors. Day or night does not matter unless you get a break on electrical rates at night or have wind that blows stuff in the pool at a certain time of the day. Take a look at the How to section of Pool School for more in depth info on determining pump run time.
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    Re: how long?

    I just had the same question when I saw yours! My pool is about the same size as yours, also in ground. I run mine for 9 hours a day right now and I'm beginning to wonder if I couldn't cut that back some based on the 'how to' in pool school.
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    Re: how long?

    I adjusted ours last night down to about 6 hours. will see.
    thanks
    Michael
    20000 gal
    in-ground plaster, replaced early 2015
    Cartridge filtration,
    single speed pump
    well water

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    Re: how long?

    If you know the flow rate, you can determine how long you should run it and adjust from there. Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time
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    Re: how long?

    I don't know our pump flow rate. will have to take a peek at the pump info plate.
    Michael
    20000 gal
    in-ground plaster, replaced early 2015
    Cartridge filtration,
    single speed pump
    well water

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    Re: how long?

    6 Hours is within the typical range many members here find as sufficient.
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